A Mother’s Body

I look at my body and I no longer want to be ashamed by it’s changes. I want to love it. Thank it; show it some gratitude. It created life. It nourished that life for 5 months.

I carried a baby in my womb for almost a year – if I can’t appreciate and marvel in that, well then I need to check again..

How could I be so selfish? How could I compare it to it’s former self? It is SO much better now. There is no comparison.

Every single scar, rouge, dimple, stretch mark is beautiful and amazing. It brought me a beautiful healthy baby boy.

It’s had experiences. It’s worn in like those fave pair of sweats you refuse to part with. You know the good kind that has life in them.

I want to be it’s friend. I want to make peace with it.

I recently started looking into the mirror and staring at my mom bod – I laughed at myself for being so ridiculous. There is no shame in admitting changes, but learn to embrace them. I know I’d do it all over again in  heartbeat!

If you struggle with this then I encourage you to look in the mirror and realize how amazing life is; how amazing that YOUR body was able create life.

If that isn’t beautiful, I don’t know what is!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing mamas! You are the glue that keeps the world together!